Accessible parks and trails

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Surf Coast Shire has a number of accessible trails so that everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of our Shire.

Council also has a TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair for hire for those who want to explore more rugged trails. Use of the TrailRider is free, see below for booking information. 

Accesible Trails

Torquay Promenade (Surf Coast Walk Section 2)

Yellow Bluff to Point Danger, 1.60km. Flat, no steps, concrete path. Suitable for cycling and wheelchairs. 

Enjoy the perfect Torquay promenade on this flat, kid-friendly, easy shared path. Connect to the history of this vibrant holiday town via the Torquay Historical Walk.

More information: Surf Coast Walks.

Anglesea Riverbanks (Surf Coast Walk Seciton 7)

Anglesea Riverbank to Anglesea Visitor Centre, 1.60km.

This easy and accessible riverside stroll is close to BBQs, playgrounds and cafes. It's a great way to access Anglesea's paddleboats, canoes and public art. 

Flat, easy paths, no steps. Suitable for cycling and wheelchairs. 

More information: Surf Coast Walks.

Stony Creek, North Lorne

1km, 20 minutes return. Start/Finish: Car park at Stony Creek Bridge on Great Ocean Road north of Lorne. This is number 22 on the Lorne Walks and Waterfalls Map.

From the Stony Creek Car Park cross the small bridge to the picnic area in a grassy eucalypt woodland. The walk ends dramatically at the base of a long cascade. This is a good walk for children, with a well-formed path suitable for wheelchairs and prams.

More information: Lorne Walks and Waterfalls

 

TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair

This all-terrain wheelchair allows users to get out in the great outdoors and explore some of the Surf Coast's most stunning parks and reserves. The one-wheeled chair is a cross between a wheelbarrow and a sedan chair. The wheel supports the rider's weight while the handles at the front and the back allow two, three or four helpers (or sherpas) to guide the rider up and down tracks.

Booking information

The chair can be booked for free! 

Please note: the level of access the TrailRider can achieve in parks & reserves is determined by the number, strength and level of fitness of people operating the chair.

 The TrailRider requires a minimum of two reasonably fit people (one at each end of the chair) to enable a passenger to travel in the chair.  It is recommended that four people, plus the passenger, operate the TrailRider on more testing terrain.

Conditions of use and booking form(PDF, 106KB)

TrailRider wheelchair return form(DOCX, 704KB) - please fill in this form upon return on the Trailrider wheelchair.

Trails suitable for the TrailRider

Distillery Creek Nature Trail, Aireys Inlet

1.5km circuit. Learn about nature on this family friendly self-guided circuit walk amongst Ironbark Forest while looking out for resident koala and wallaby and a huge diversity of plant and animal life along Distillery Creek. There are plenty of rest points with seats and interpretative signs along the way.

For more information and directions, see the Parks Victoria website, and Aireys Inlet Walks.

Ironbark Nature Trail, Point Addis

Ironbark Nature Trail, Point Addis

Iron Bark Nature Trail is a pretty one kilometre return walk, which meanders through Iron Bark and Messmate woodland.

For more information and directions, see the Parks Victoria website.

Moggs Creek Nature Trail, Aireys Inlet

1.8 km circuit. A short walk rich in birdlife, following Moggs Creek across a number of small wooden bridges. 

For more information and directions, see the Parks Victoria website, and Aireys Inlet Walks.